Triphala Ghrita is an Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal ghee form. This medicine has ghee as its base. It is used for preparatory procedure for Panchakarma and also as medicine, used mainly for eye diseases. Triphala refers to group of three fruits – Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amla. The Triphala is the main ingredient in this medicine.
::Triphala Ghrita Reference::
Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Astangahridayam
::Triphala Ghrita Ingredients::
Gir Cow Milk, Gir Cow Ghee, Triphala, Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Amla, Trikatu, Long Piper, Ginger,Draksha, Madhuka, Katukarohini, Prapaundarika, Cardamom, Vidanga, Nagakeshar, Nilotpala, Shweta Sariva, Krishna Sariva, Chandana (Sandalwood), Heartwood, Turmeric, Daruharidra, Triphala Kashayam
::Triphala Ghrita benefits::
It is widely used as medicine and also in preparatory procedure called Snehakarma for the treatment of tumors, early stage of cataract, Erysipelas, Excessive discharge in women, eye pain with itching and discharge, cough, oedema, hair fall, intermittent fever, pterygium and such other eye and eye lid related diseases.
Useful in constipation, IBS – C and low digestion strength. Myopia, Hypermetropia, Retinitis pigmentosa, Astigmatism, Macular degeneration of eye used both for external and oral use.
Ghee being a very good rejuvenator and moistening agent, is very soothing for eyes.
It also relieves eye irritation. Consult your doctor before using it as eye drops.
::Effect on Tridosha::
Calms Pitta and Vata
::Triphala Ghrita Uses::
As medicine quarter to half teaspoon with water, usually before food, once or twice a day, or as directed by Ayurvedic doctor.
For Panchakarma preparation – Snehana procedure, the dose depends on the disease status and the judgement of Ayurvedic doctor.
It may be taken itself or mixed with Triphala choornam.
2 drops of this ghee is put on the eyes, once or twice a day for 1 – 2 weeks. It helps to relieve eye dryness.
Triphala ghrita is also used externally in an eye procedure called as Tarpana.
::Triphala Ghrita Uses for Tarpana::
Take ½ -1 teaspoon Triphala Ghrita once or twice a day, preferably after meals
Drink lukewarm water after taking it.
Externally it is used for eye treatment called as Tarpana. Here, a compound around both eyes is made with the help of black gram paste. Melted Triphala Ghritha is retained in the compound for a few minutes time. The patient’s eyes are immersed in the ghee medium during this procedure. Patient is asked to blink and open eyes so that the herbal ghee components enter deep into eyes and bring about therapeutic benefits.
::Triphala Ghrita Uses with Allopathic medicines::
This ghrita also can be used with Homeopathy and allopathic medicine.
This medicinal ghrita can be continued while taking supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc.
However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other allopathic medicines.
Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take Allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then take the Ayurvedic medicine.
However it is best to use this product under medical supervision.
Self medication with this medicine is discouraged. People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should exercise precaution.
In very high dose, it may cause diarrhea and indigestion.
::Regarding eye application of Triphala Ghrit::
If this ghrita preserved hygienically, it is not sterile. No need to warm it. After applying it can be washed off with hot water after 5 – 10 minutes.
- People with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart diseases and high BP should exercise precaution.
- In very high dose, it may cause diarrhoea and indigestion.
- However it is best to use this product under medical supervision.